What is Movie News After Dark? It’s not messing about. Just doin’ the news.

We begin tonight with one of many new images from The Adventures of Tintin. For one of those motion capture, lost in the shadow of the uncanny valley movies, this looks pretty slick. Finally we get to see Andy Serkis act in a movie. Or not.

Not to get too Fantastic Fest heavy, but this is the week of the festival. That said, you should read this interview with Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League about keeping it fresh, becoming a father and fueling the festival with the opportunity for discovery.

Breaking Bad‘s more than excellent Aaron Paul and dream girl Mary Elizabeth Winstead are in line to star alongside the likes of Nick Offerman and Octavia Spencer — okay, damn that’s a good cast — in James Ponsoldt’s Smashed, the story of a married couple with a little bit of a drinking problem. Yep, that works for me.

Our own Cole Abaius joined The Criterion Cast this week to talk about meta films. I’m mentioning this on Film School Rejects, a site upon which Mr. Abaius writes about films. That’s also meta. I think.

This is one of the international posters for The Sitter. This goes beyond child endangerment and heads straight into a territory of audience endangerment.

Apparently Jeremy Renner didn’t get enough of robbing banks in The Town, he will now go back to a life of crime in King of Heists, a film that will put him at the heart of a nonfiction story that follows a $3 million dollar bank robbery. That’s some wicked faht cash, bro.

According to stupid reports, Screen Gems is already eying a remake of Gareth Evans’ The Raid. Are you kidding me? How dare they decide to remake it before I get the opportunity to see it!

Because I know you are wondering, here’s Taylor Lautner’s five favorite films. Not a single one made before 1995. This kid needs some culture. It shows in the depth of his performances. Or perhaps that’s just bad writing in those Twilight movies. I guess Abduction will tell the tale.

Dear Peter Jackson, you should know that James Cameron’s frame rate is bigger than yours. Apparently this whip-it-out-and-measure-it contest for frame rates may go to 60fps, which any technofile will tell you is absurd. Most movies are shot in 24fps, The Hobbit will be 48fps. And Cameron is considering shooting his Avatar sequels at 60fps. He’s also allowing Walt Disney to create an Avatar Land.

We close tonight with our Fantastic Fest video of the evening, the gnarly trailer for Cuba’s Juan of the Dead. Remember to keep it locked on our Fantastic Fest 2011 homepage throughout the week as our coverage comes streaming in, soaked in blood and grease from Alamo Drafthouse hamburgers.


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